|11-9-17 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Opinion: Chris Christieís Surprisingly Solid Record in Public Education
Itís easy to mock the soon-to-be-ex governor; itís harder to admit heís leaving NJís public schools in better shape than he found them
A favorite hobby in New Jersey is throwing shade on Gov. Chris Christie. Some view with chagrin, others with schadenfreude, his freefall from fleecy, empathetic, bipartisan hero of Hurricane Sandy bro-hugging President Barack Obama to Bridgegate-stained President Donald Trump sycophant.
Laura Waters | November 9, 2017
Washington Post--Inside Betsy DeVosís efforts to shrink the Education Department
The seventh floor of the Education Departmentís headquarters near the Mall used to bustle. Now, nearly a dozen offices sit empty and quiet.
The departmentís workforce has shrunk under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has said she wants to decrease the federal governmentís role in education, including investigations and enforcement of civil rights in schools. In all, the department has shed about 350 workers since December ó nearly 8 percent of its staff ó including political appointees. With buyouts offered to 255 employees in recent days, DeVos hopes to show even more staff the door.
Education Week--What Democratic Victories in Virginia and New Jersey Mean for K-12 Policy
Democratic victories in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races Tuesday will have reverberations in the debate over those states' school accountability systems, the role of standardized tests, and the fate of their school spending formulas. ††
In Virginia, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam beat former Republican party chairman Ed†Gillespie, while in New Jersey,† Democrat Phil Murphy, a financier and diplomat, beat the GOP nominee, Lt. Gov.†Kim Guadagno.
Daarel Burnette II on November 8, 2017 8:59 AM
Garden State Coalition of Schools